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Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) measure health gain in patients undergoing hip replacement, knee replacement and up to September 2017, varicose vein and groin hernia surgery in England, based on responses to questionnaires before and after surgery.

This provides an indication of the outcomes or quality of care delivered to NHS patients and has been collected by all providers of NHS-funded care since April 2009.

The PROMs publications contain provider level data and data for England and CCGs.  Registered providers can access data on a monthly basis via our provider extract service. Publications occur biannually in February and August and are provisional until the data set is declared finalised.

Following changes to the reporting schedule for publications finalised full-year data will now be published six months earlier. Previously published in August, this will now be February. This decision was made due to address reporting needs amongst key users of the data for calculating more-timely finalised PROMS data.

PROMs data was collected on varicose vein and groin hernia procedures in England, however following on from the NHS England Consultation on PROMs, collection of these procedures ceased on 1 October 2017. Finalised data for varicose vein and groin hernia procedures for 2016/17 and for April 2017-September 2017 has now been published. Historical data will be unaffected.

Latest provisional data

Data at provider and clinical commissioning group (CCG) levels, with interactive analysis tools and CSV data files that can be used to perform further analyses on our data, plus a national level overview.

In 2021 significant changes were made to the processing of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data and its associated data fields which are used to link the PROMs-HES data. Redevelopment of an updated linkage process between these data are still outstanding with no definitive date for completion at this present time. This has unfortunately resulted in a pause in the current publication reporting series for PROMs at this time.   

We endeavour to update this linkage process and resume publication of this series as soon as we are able but unfortunately are unable to provide a timeframe for this. We will provide further updates as soon as this is known.

Finalised PROMs data releases

An annual publication is produced for each final data year, including a full report with extended analyses, as well as interactive analysis tools and CSV data files that can be used to perform local analyses on our data

PROMs data quality dashboard

There has been some changes to the data quality dashboards and we will now be publishing the report as an interactive Power BI visualisation via the link below. As this is now a public report, this means that the disclosure control rules have been applied to the data to protect patient confidentiality. Further details about the disclosure control rules can be found within the Power BI report.

Accessibility of this tool

This tool is in Microsoft PowerBI which does not fully support all accessibility needs. You can find the source data in our Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) publications. If you need further assistance, please contact us for help.



Accessing PROMs data

Last edited: 28 September 2022 8:51 am